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May 3, 2013 8:00am PDT
vote, those winds are undoubtedly shifting. >> president obama talks about the defeat of gun control during his first stop in mexico yesterday. want to show everybody. take a listen. >> the last time we had major gun legislation, it took six, seven, eight tries. things happen somewhat slowly in washington. but this is just the first round. >> so dan, as we know, the vice president was originally put in charge of helming a gun reform task force. we know that he is planning a new push for gun control, one that he hasn't even talked with the president about yet, but biden saying he plans to travel the country to push for manchin/toomey, the background check bill, and others that have failed. but gun control advocates seem to be making the case that this failure has been all about a lack of understanding. so is that the case or is this more a lack of cohesive unified approach? >> there has been tremendous cohesion in terms of the goal. i just want to kind of reframe what you just said a little bit. i mean, you know, progress has been made. this hasn't been an outright failure. the fact t
MSNBC
May 3, 2013 7:00am PDT
. >> president obama was in mexico city, but he talked about this gun battle. in fact, he kind of interrupted a question that was aimed at his counterpart in mexico. here's what president obama had to say. >> the last time we had major gun legislation, it took six, seven, eight tries. things happen somewhat slowly in washington. but this is just the first round. >> i want to bring in msnbc contributor dave weigel who was at that mccain town hall in tucson. dave, he was asked about the future of background checks, but i wonder, was john mccain a little less clear about where this goes next than the president was? >> he meandered a little bit. he was asked once if he would sit down with jeff blake and convince him, the arizona senator, he said he would take the advice. he didn't say he would convince him. he just said he'd think about it. he said there's a 50/50 chance of a version of the gun bill coming up. you find a lot of gun activists, a lot of them recent gun activists. i talked to people at the town hall who were shot up to three times by jared loughner in tucson. you talk to them, they
MSNBC
May 3, 2013 9:00am PDT
obama talks to students in mexico city about immigration reform. and the illegal guns from the u.s. wreaking havoc on their side of the border. >> i will continue to do everything in my power to pass common-sense reforms that keep guns out of the hands of criminals and dangerous people, that can save lives here in mexico and back home in the united states. it's the right thing to do. >>> this is the nra kicks off its annual convention in texas with a pledge to keep fighting background checks. >> one. things we don't do is we don't mistake battles for wars. it was a victory in a battle. but the war continues. this is in essence, a family gathering for believers in the second amendment. >> and vice president joe biden joining secretary of state john kerry at the state department to pay tribute to diplomats killed in the line of duty. >> i wish we didn't need a wall like this. i wish i could tell all of you and all of you brilliant young state department personnel up there, i wish i could tell you we're not going to add any more names. kay christopher
MSNBC
May 3, 2013 2:00pm PDT
times against civilians. >> president obama has talked about red lines. do you think assad has crossed a red line? >> not just for one time. many, many times he crossed the red line. >> what do you hope the united states does? >> i like them to help us to have no fly zone for the whole country. >> richard engel joins us from turkey. robin wright is with the wood row wilson center. give us your appraisal of the possibility that we can find somebody over there that we can agree with and help on the rebel side. >> that is what the u.s. thinks they have found or u.s. officials are hoping they have found with the person you just heard from right now. he is the overall commander of the free syrian army. he's german educated. an engineering professor inside syria. he defected about a year ago and the united states wants to support him. he's a moderate. he's the kind of contentious candidate, if you will. some washington terminology that u.s. officials are hoping they will latch on to if americans give him enough support. the thirry being if they give him money, what they're giving him so far,
MSNBC
May 3, 2013 11:00am PDT
about long term problems, we would be thinking about the long term unemployment. obama has talked about this somewhat but that is not where washington's mindset is right now. >> you mentioned manufacturing. zero gain there. in other areas, professional business services, leisure, hospitality, 43,000. that may improve over the summer. health care, 19,000. construction, lost 6,000. government lost 11,000. are those losses, you mentioned government. is the construction number the result of sequester? >> there's been a lougs boom. whether or not that will continue after such a low base. the other thing to look into these number is that professional business services, a lot of these are really, really poorly paid jobs. yes, you have a job if you have 26,000 a year, but that, too, is something we should think about. what is the wage level. not the unemployment rate. the wage level of an employed person. >> when governor perry was running for president, he touted texas a lot, apply home state. what he was remiss in saying is you have people who were employed but were in low waning jobs and man
MSNBC
Apr 30, 2013 6:00pm PDT
power and yet there's president obama today exasperated, talking about how his hands are tied hereby can do nothing. it is a national security matter on which he just has no authority to fix the problem. because even as the cheney doctrine of executive power lives on and the congress wants to foist on the presidency the constitutionally inconceivable power to wage war forever on his own say-so without checking with anybody, despite all that, on this one issue on an offshore issue in communist cuba, on this one thing the congress has decided to get up on its hynde legs and tell the president, no, mr. president, you are don't get to decide, we do. >> i've asked to review everything we've done in guantanamo, and i'm going to reengage with congress to try to make the case that this is not something in the best interest of the american people and it's not sustainable. the notion we're going to continue to keep over a hundred individuals in no man's land in perpetuity, even at a time when we've wound down the war in iraq, we're winding down the war in afghan stan, we're having success defeatin
MSNBC
Apr 30, 2013 3:00am PDT
? >> doing all right. your lead story talking about president obama's et putti house democrats in a tough spot. how is that helping? >> health care's become a problem in general for democrats right now if you think about it in two different areas. one, the budget that the president put forward does go after entitlement spending in a specific way which you talk about a lot on this show. for house democrats, they feel like running off the election that complicates their lives because they like to attack republicans for trying to reduce spending on entitlement programs. that's one box. there's a new poll out this morning by the kaiser foundation that shows that support for the obama health care law has dropped eight points. it's now at about 34%. and you saw in the debate last night where she was distancing herself from the obama health care law. i think there's a lot of democrats worried that the implementation has been very difficult, unpopular, particularly for small business owners and it could be very problematic for them in off-year elections, much like it was in 2010. >> i read a "wal
MSNBC
May 4, 2013 5:00am PDT
about that obama has been hosting to get reasonable republicans and democratic senators talking and to let them do the work, negotiate it and keep as far away from it as he himself, obama, can, so if they strike a deal it doesn't have obama's fingerprints over it and republicans have permission to side with the republicans who negotiated with it, which i guess we're talking about the green lantern theory and power of presidency. the less the president does, the more he has a chance of enacting something. >> i think that's right. to the republican base obama is so toxic so the fact of him supporting anything would rile him up. at the same time i'm skeptical of this idea that republican and democratic congress need to get together. the tea party caucus is so ideological. and they know how washington used to work and they know there were back room deals and camaraderie. they're not interested in that. they're interested in following their own ideals and not allowing government to work. that's where the problem rests. >> if you look at the phrase it implies have you no power. why wo
Current
Apr 30, 2013 3:00am PDT
the first nba player to come out of the closet. a phone call from president obama. wonder what they talked about. great to see you. it is the "full court press" here on tuesday april 30. good to have you with us today. we've got lots and lots to talk about. lots that you're going to want to jump in and express your point of view about. give us a call at 1-866-55-press. that's our toll free number. join us on twitter at bpshow or on facebook at facebook.com/billpressshow. can't do it alone. takes a village. and so we need to reach out for help here and here's a -- good friend who does the same thing three hours every day just like i do. she does it on p.o.t.u.s. channel on sirius x.m. julie mason joining us as a "friend of bill." >> bill, i'm here to help. >> bill: thank you, thank you. and you know, that's a lot of help when you have three hours of your own and you still give us one hour. >> oh, whatever you need, bill. whatever you want. >> bill: how is it going? you look dapper at the white house correspondents' dinner. >> so did you bill, thank you very much. >> bill: we had a good time
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Apr 30, 2013 5:00pm PDT
. >> obama: jason collins, i had to chance to talk to him yesterday. seems like a terrific young man. and i told him i couldn't be prouder of him. >> john: joining us now is the only straight guy i wanted to talk about this story since it was announced, the one the only sports editor for the nation, dave zirin. >> great to be here, john. >> john: great to have you. dave, how would you grade the overall reaction to jason collins' announcement and what stands out to you the most? >> oh, my goodness. a triple plus as a grade. it is like legendary rock group jesus jones said, i feel like the sports world is wake up to history, right here, right now. if you ever wanted a story that brought together chelsea clinton, kobe bryant and the rock, this is it! that's what makes this so special. yes, you have jason collins coming out of the closet and make history. yes, we finally can say that an active male athlete has come out of the closet in a north american sport finally after all of these years after all of the waiting on the edge of our collective seats. but beyond all of that, what we've seen is
MSNBC
May 2, 2013 11:00am PDT
tsarnaev's friends. >> and days away from the kentucky derby. we'll be at churchill downs talking about how the rules have changed since the finish line in boston. >> krystal is on assignment today. president obama is in mexico at this hour. he is preparing to talk about trade and the war on drugs. >> i might be surrounded by some massachusetts people but today i'm in a very empire state of mind. i'll tell you why. ♪ >> the three 19-year-old friends accused of interfering in the boston marathon investigation are in federal custody today. their next court hearing is later this month. the federal complaint details how they removed dzhokhar tsarnaev's backpack from his dorm room and then lied about it to police. now the fbi said tsarnaev bragged to two of them more than a month ago that he knew how to make
MSNBC
May 1, 2013 2:00pm PDT
helping president obama. why am i not surprised? tonight we'll talk to erica laugherty whose mother is the courageous sandy hook principal who died protecting those kids. she confronted a u.s. senator who voted against that bill. that was a tough moment for her. >>> what do we do about gitmo? this is a tough one. especially around progressives. no country wants to take the prisoners that we have. we can't just let them go, can we? how long can the united states actually hold prisoners without taking them to trial? >>> also, jon stewart said it best. he always does. congress only cares about meals on wheels when those meals are coming down the aisle on a nice airplane. tonight the head of the meals on wheels program himself is coming here to talk about the suffering because of these cuts, because of the sequestration. >>> by now, everyone should know, you don't tug on superman's cape. you don't spit into the wind. and you don't mess around with governor chris christie of new jersey. as some new jersey folks found out. this is "hardball," the place for politics. he's not gonna selu so
CSPAN
May 1, 2013 7:00am EDT
those stories. we are talking to you about your view of president obama's second term. let's get to the catskills, new york, republican line. caller: i was going to comment on the middle east. wants to closee guantanamo bay is got backfire. what is going on in the middle east with a iran and israel, egypt, the moslem brotherhood syria, is turning into a tinderbox. israel will do something with iran soon and we will need that prison opened. host: troy, alabama, independent line. confused ande get they need to go back to school. with people'sicks minds the way you screen calls. if you look at what the president said yesterday, you look at article one of the constitution, section 7 -- it will explain to the job of the president and the congress. the congress is supposed to come up with devyn and the president is supposed to sign the bills. if the house and senate did their job, they are not doing it and they are embarrassing america. they don't know anything. all your callers don't know anything. you'll find the right answers if you read and you will see the truth. all these comment
MSNBC
May 1, 2013 3:00am PDT
as he has through the presidency between issues and crises not of his choice, obama seemed like a spectator as if he resigned himself to a reactive presidency. we have always talked about the thunder heads in congress. >> even when you were there. >> the exception. >> can i correct you? especially when i was there. there were more thunder heads per square inch. >> i covered congress before you, joe, it was even worse then. >> we are at a strange point where the president is not even six months into his second term and he already looks like a lame duck to many people who are top analyst. >> this is a familiar pattern sometimes in second terms but if you look back at six months and where barack obama thought he might be today, i hate to use this analogy but he is like my washington nationals. expectations are pretty high and barely keeping his head above water. i agree with sam's examples but the sequestration itself -- >> isn't it fascinating, al? i remember a lot of us talking to the president before and talking to president's people, they really believed that the re-election wo
CNN
May 4, 2013 3:00pm PDT
a clear baseline of facts, and we've also called on united nations to investigate. >> wolf talked about the president's syrian policy with a former senior adviser to the obama state department and author of a new book called the indispensable nation, critical of the administration's handling of foreign affairs. wolf began asking about the words the president didn't use. >> what do you make of this, vali? >> the president is very deliberate thinking about whether or not he is going to punish the assad regime for use of chemical weapons. there's a lot on the line. if it is proved chemical weapons were used, they would have to act militarily to punish the regime, if they don't, the international credibility is at stake. it is also important what the president didn't say. he did not show a road map how the united states would get involved diplomatically in terms of a no fly zone, economically to address the myriad of problems arising in syria from the spread of al qaeda influence, extremism, humanitarian crisis. basically he says the united states only will get involved if it is to punish t
MSNBC
May 2, 2013 7:00am PDT
? that's allstate home insurance with claim free rewards. talk to an allstate agent... [ doorbell rings ] >>> in 45 minutes, president obama is scheduled to leave for mexico city for a face-to-face meeting with mexico's newly elected president. he took office in december and in a potentially confrontational change from his predecessor, he's expected to give u.s. authorities less access in fighting the drug war and organized crime. of course, immigration is also on the agenda, important for 33 million u.s. residents of mexican origin, who have the potential to increase pressure on congress to act. joining me now, jose diaz. always good to see you. thank you very much for coming to us from mexico city. >> good to see you, chris. thank you very much. >> let's start with immigration. >> good to see you. immigration, one of the subjects that -- sorry. >> i was going to say that the new president is under some pressure to take a more public stand on immigration. why has he been hesitating? >> you know, i don't think he's been hesitating as much as he's been focused on other things. this is a
MSNBC
May 2, 2013 2:00pm PDT
'm not sure how much president obama can intervene in the battles inside the republican party. what he can do is use executive powers, bully pulpit and veto pen -- >> let's talk about the constitution we all grew up. we're about the same age. i was telling this to our producers today, younger than me, a lot of them. the constitution doesn't guarantee the united states senate represents the american people. it represents the states. if you look at a map of the united states, most of the map physically is republican and conservative. it's rural. it's vast spaces in the south. and especially in the rocky mountain west. >> yep. >> all that space is represented in many cases by republican senators. >> right. >> who are pro gun. >> right. >> when you go to have a vote, 90% of the country wants background checks expanded. the senate goes the other direction. you go, whoa, it could be because the senate is representing land. you're laughing. the people out there in big cities go, what happened to my vote? my vote doesn't count as much as the guy living in utah. senators of new york and california rep
MSNBC
May 1, 2013 7:00am PDT
as a democratic society. >> all right. let's talk about your values as a democratic society that you believe we should have. president obama alluding to those, although not yesterday, when it comes to gun law and gun legislation. largely really brushing off that issue. how might you, as you look at the mansion issue, mansion saying he sees another opportunity at introducing legislation, but after the failure, how does one regain the momentum on this subject? >> we regain the momentum by understanding what happened in newtown and littleton and other places. the house of representatives is paid to vote on an issue. now, the senate, despite the disappointment of a failed vote, at least they had the courage to vote. the house of republicans under speaker john boehner, is hiding behind the senate. people deserve a vote. you can vote yes on background checks, as i would, you can vote no on background checks, but speaker boehner, give these americans the vote that they deserve. it is a dereliction of duty for the house of representatives not even to bring a vote on background checks to the floor of th
Current
May 2, 2013 6:00am PDT
're the international house of radio this morning. >> caller: hello. hi, i wanted to call -- i wanted to talk about this guy that said obama said he wanted to fundamentally change our society. and therefore, they are going to become like europe. i already became like europe. >> stephanie: right. but you have better hot coco. >> caller: i hear this so much from americans when i listen to the media, and they don't have any idea how diverse europe is. our economy is doing just great. same with most of northern europe, germany, et cetera granted spain, disaster. italy, greece, yes. >> portugal. >> stephanie: yeah -- >> caller: but the thing they should keep in mind is that part of the reason that those countries have not been able to recover from the global crash, that we might call the bush crash, fundamental reason they haven't been able to recover is a, europe doesn't have a central strong bank. meaning countries can't devalue their own currency. so the spanish euro is basically pegged to a strong german euro. so that causes a big problem, and then the second part of it is that the
CNN
May 2, 2013 4:00am PDT
. >>> president obama wheels up on a trip to mexico city. the president will meet with his mexican counterpart to talk about trade, security, and immigration. dan lothian live with a preview of the president's trip. good morning, dan. >> reporter: the economy will be an important issue as the president heads to mexico. how to strengthen ties, and the president will talk about ongoing drug wars. tens of thousands killed in the war. u.s. and mexico have been key parts in the fight. but the president is likely to face a new dynamic on the u.s. involvement in that country. in an unusually close relationship, the u.s. and mexico have aggressively fought drug cartels, sharing intelligence and cross border training, but there is uncertainty as president obama head south to a new political landscape. his old partner, philippe calderon launched a major crackdown has been replaced by enrique penietto. >> we have seen signs that the new mexican government wants to scale back on cooperation. that's concerning to u.s. law enforcement agencies. >> reporter: the mexican government is tightening the flow of i
Current
Apr 30, 2013 6:00am PDT
of the facts. >> good morning, everybody. today marks the 100th day of the president's second term. he talked about why it's important that the united states has all of the facts before it takes action. >> obama: what we now have is evidence that chemical weapons have been used inside of syria, but we don't know how they were used, when they were used who used them. we don't have a chain of custody that establishes what exactly happened. >> we'll have more as the press conference continues. elizabeth colbert-busch had no problem going after governor mark sanford last night their debate. now the house majority pac is out with a new tv ad reminding voters of mark sanford's bad behavior. >> i used to be my mark sanford but not anymore. he skipped town to be with his mistress on father's day. >> he paid $75,000 to settle charges that he used money for personal travel. there are three republicans and two democrats on the ballot to replace kerry. state officials think voter turnout unfortunately is going to be low we're going to continue to keep an eye on the president's ne
MSNBC
May 3, 2013 3:00am PDT
aim to the president's health care law saying it is keeping some companies from hiring. we will talk to him next on "morning joe." ♪ ♪ >>> 26 past the hour. here with us now republican senator from wyoming, senator john barrasso who recently wrote in the investment business daily about obama care and he says it's blocking job creation and economic growth and here is why. he writes, in part, now even more working americans are seeing their hours cut because of the unreasonable burdens of the president's health law. the culprit is a requirement in the law that companies with more than 50 full-time workers provide expensive one-size fits all health insurance. some small businesses stopped hiring to stay below that number of employees and others are cutting full-time workers back to part-time status. the federal reserve reported in march the health care law is a major concern for businesses. the drop in hours and the reluctance to hire are having a ripple effect throughout our economy. wages stagnant and economic growth anemic. people who have lost their jobs and out of work two or t
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